Thursday 6 June 2013

In conversation with Gitanjali Rao - Part 1

The director of 'Chai' Geetanjali Rao talks about the experience of bringing together an animation film and a live action film.

The film is a sequence of montages that shows four different people making tea in a tea shop. A ten year old boy selling tea in Mumbai at the Gateway of India, an 18 year old girl with her tea shop in a mid level town, a 19 year old Kashmiri lad in Barista and an 80 year old man's tea shop in a busy Kerala bus stand.
The film is a view of rapid change that India is going through and what it means to those people whose faces we never notice as we go along sipping our cup of tea everyday. Tea like the people of India changes with every language, culture, climate yet serves the same purpose everywhere always. A constant in a flux.

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